Mergers & Acquisitions named 10 dealmakers the 2019 Rising Stars of Private Equity, including GTCR's Stephen Jeschke. VC performance at an all-time high, as IPOs loom for Airbnb and WeWork. Starbucks backs Brightloom. NBA star James Harden invests in Houston teams.
Coca-Cola Co. is making an audacious move into coffee and retail outlets with the 3.9 billion-pound ($5.1 billion) purchase of U.K. chain Costa, its biggest acquisition in eight years that pushes the soda pioneer into a fiercely competitive java market.
August 31, 2018
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Cava Group, backed by investors including Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich, is acquiring restaurant chain Zoe's Kitchen Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) for about $300 million, as Americans spend more money at restaurants.